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Huawei Nexus 6: What's the story so far?

Huawei Nexus 6: What's the story so far?

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Most of the major smartphones for 2015 have already been announced, with many of the flagships appearing at Mobile World Congress way back in March. The new Nexus, the next iteration of Google's purebred Android flagship, is one of the most anticipated... >>

TomTom Bandit review: Capture action the easy way
4.0 stars

TomTom Bandit review: Capture action the easy way

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TomTom is diversifying and the Bandit sees the Dutch navigation company move into action cameras. We've seen TomTom lend its name to sat nav and sports devices and there's a nod to GPS experience in the TomTom Bandit, but this is really a foray into new... >>

Photos reveal that the Huawei Nexus looks awesome

Photos reveal that the Huawei Nexus looks awesome

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There has been plenty of speculation that Huawei is building a Nexus handset, and the growing mass of evidence makes it difficult to deny.  Having seen video renders for the new device, we've now got photos of what's reported to be a prototype of the... >>

LG G Pad II wants to be the ultimate affordable media tablet

LG G Pad II wants to be the ultimate affordable media tablet

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LG has announced a new G Pad tablet, saying that long battery life and a large display are what people are asking for, without an increase in the price. The LG G Pad II has a 10.1-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution (224ppi), giving it an... >>

Big Mac, large fries, Android Pay: McDonald's outs 26 August live date

Big Mac, large fries, Android Pay: McDonald's outs 26 August live date

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We've all been waiting for Android Pay to officially launch and it could be as soon as 26 August, in the US at least, if details from McDonald's prove to be true. Android Police has got hands on some internal documents from McDonald's, informing staff... >>

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an "interesting toy", outlines plans for NFC Swatch

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In an interview with Swiss paper Tages-Anzeiger, Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek candidly outlines smartwatch plans for the Swiss company moving forward, while taking the opportunity to call out manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and Sony for their rivalling... >>

EE TV update adds search, personalisation, photo and video playback, more

EE TV update adds search, personalisation, photo and video playback, more

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EE has announced its biggest update to EE TV since the launch of the service in late-2014. The update brings more flexibility and personalisation to EE's TV service, which is one of the most dynamic TV offerings currently available. One of the biggest... >>

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the next version of Google's mobile OS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the next version of Google's mobile OS

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Google has unveiled a Android lawn sculpture outside its Mountain View headquarters, confirming that M is officially Android Marshmallow. There had been plenty of speculation about what sweet treat Google would name the next version of Android after,... >>

Huawei Nexus and LG Nexus 5 (2015) videos hint at next-gen design

Huawei Nexus and LG Nexus 5 (2015) videos hint at next-gen design

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A set of videos have surfaced that might give us a first look at the new Nexus 5 and Huawei Nexus designs.  The new Nexus 5 (2015) is rumoured to be manufactured by LG and has been subject to a wide range of speculation, alongside the rumours of a second... >>

Samsung confirms Gear S2 smartwatch launch for IFA 2015 in September

Samsung confirms Gear S2 smartwatch launch for IFA 2015 in September

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Samsung dropped a surprise annoucement at its Samsung Unpacked event where it unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus.  At the end of the presentation, Samsung teased that there was more to come in the near future, before quickly showing off... >>

LG HS8 is a curved, connected, soundbar for your curved TV

LG HS8 is a curved, connected, soundbar for your curved TV

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Curved TVs have been hitting the market for the last couple of years, and now LG has the perfect accompaniment for your sweeping screen.  The HS8 Curved Sound Bar is designed to match your curved LG TV, similar to the curved soundbar that Samsung offers... >>

Best smartphones 2015: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2015: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2015, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop.  We continually... >>

4GEE Action Cam review: Live-stream your hardcore action
3.5 stars

4GEE Action Cam review: Live-stream your hardcore action

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EE is looking to diversify its offering, making a step into action cameras. The aptly named 4GEE Action Cam arrives with the hook that it's connected, tying it into the 4G network and giving you the option to broadcast your adventures direct from the... >>

New Moto X photos flaunt sexy design, front-facing flash

New Moto X photos flaunt sexy design, front-facing flash

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Motorola has sent out invites for an event on 28 July, promising that it will change your relationship status with your phone. There's some ominous kisses at the bottom of that invite that look a lot like XGX.  It's predicted that Motorola, now under... >>

PayPal fuels Shell's new Fill Up & Go service, allowing app payments at the pump

PayPal fuels Shell's new Fill Up & Go service, allowing app payments at the pump

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Shell has today enabled a new pay at the pump system in the UK in partnership with PayPal. Unlike older systems that integrate a card payment terminal, the Fill Up & Go system lets you use PayPal to complete the transaction through your smartphone. Shell... >>

OnePlus Power Bank: A bank you can trust

OnePlus Power Bank: A bank you can trust

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There's a lot of hype about OnePlus. Among smartphone fans, OnePlus is probably the most talked about brand at the moment, which is surprising for a company that's relatively new on the scene. If you weren't paying attention, then you might not know that... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: Power, performance, price
4.5 stars

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: Power, performance, price

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The latest tablet to roll off Sony's line is the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Announced before Sony confusingly launched a Z4 smartphone in Japan and the Z3+ in the rest of the world, the Z4 Tablet looks to deliver everything you could want from a modern Android... >>

Honda CR-V 2015 review: Tech-tweaked SUV
4.5 stars

Honda CR-V 2015 review: Tech-tweaked SUV

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Honda is looking at having a big year in 2015. You can't help but have noticed the new Type-R or NSX that will be hitting the roads in 2015, leading the charge in a complete refresh of the company's cars.  The new Honda CR-V, first off the blocks, is... >>

HTC Grip slips, but there's a whole suite of Under Armour products coming

HTC Grip slips, but there's a whole suite of Under Armour products coming

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In February 2015, HTC unveiled the Grip, a wearable sports bracelet, the fruit of its union with Under Armour. Since the announcement and early prototype demos, we've heard very little about HTC Grip. However the company has now come forward and issued... >>

Moov Now wants to be your wearable fitness coach

Moov Now wants to be your wearable fitness coach

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Moov Now is a second-gen wearable sports tracker, aiming to offer more than your average passive fitness band. The Moov Now has ambitions to be a complete coach, not only tracking your activity, but monitoring how you're running, cycling, or swimming... >>

Motorola launch scheduled for 28 July, new Moto X and G expected

Motorola launch scheduled for 28 July, new Moto X and G expected

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Motorola has sent out formal invitations to the press inviting them to a launch event on 28 July. There's no indication of exactly what the launches will be, with the invitation simply stating that "your relationship status is about to change", with some... >>

Getting a OnePlus 2 invite is going to be much easier

Getting a OnePlus 2 invite is going to be much easier

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One of the turnoffs when it came to buying the OnePlus One - especially when it launched - was how hard it was to actually get one. OnePlus has detailed that it wants to make the process smoother when it comes to buying the OnePlus 2, which will be announced... >>

HTC One M8 will be updated to Android M

HTC One M8 will be updated to Android M

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The HTC One M8 is a popular handset, more so, perhaps, than HTC's current flagship, the M9. Well it looks like there's life in the old (ish) dog yet. Responding to a question on Twitter, HTC product manager Mo Versi said that the HTC One M8 would indeed... >>

HTC One M9+ announced for Europe: 5.2-inch QHD hero handset

HTC One M9+ announced for Europe: 5.2-inch QHD hero handset

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HTC has confirmed that the HTC One M9+ is coming to Europe.  The flagship phone was originally launched in China, offering a larger, and in some cases better-specced, alternative to the One M9. It now appears that we're going to benefit from HTC's more... >>

Polar Loop 2 adds notifications, vibration alerts, and keeps on tracking

Polar Loop 2 adds notifications, vibration alerts, and keeps on tracking

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Polar has announced an updated version of its activity tracker, the Polar Loop. The new Loop 2 retains many of the features of the original, but expands the feature set for a more connected smart experience. The Polar Loop 2 adopts many of the skills... >>